Broadband Subscribers in Pakistan Beat Half Mln Mark

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has published numbers of Broadband users in Pakistan, with segment wise details of all technologies that are being used in the country.

PTA says that there are total of 564,352 broadband users in Pakistan, as of October 2009. DSL and WiMAX technologies clearly dominate the market.

Please review following graphs and tables, which speak themselves…!

Technology Dec 08 Mar 09 Jun 09 Jul 09 Aug 09 Sep 09Oct 09
DSL 171,170176,616262,661265,275272,862298,887332,434
HFC 40,33040,33036,20137,33436,75936,00435,858
WiMax 39,31039,31088,477101,956119,718133,538156,975
FTTH 2,3702,3703,9674,3534,4954,0924,269
EvDO 14,00014,00022,50325,19126,66227,47433,972
Others 22803797844
Total 267,180 272,626 413,809 434,131 461,299 500,792 564,352

It is observed that EVO devices are doing pretty well in terms of penetration. This is an area where operators can grab good amount of internet users. We know that services provided by Wireless EVO service providers (PTCL and WorldCall) is not up to the mark. Signal variation is pretty high – while customers don’t get the advertised download speeds. Despite all this, it is evident that broadband on the Go is picking the gears.

WiMAX technology is going to remain the hot topic for experts. WiMAX subscribers grew from 33,000 to 156,000 in one year, that’s highest growth rate when compared to other broadband channels.

Below graphs show the market share for broadband technologies…!

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK